Inspired by a true story, An Assassinated Man draws from real events leading to one man being the intended target and the primary suspect in the murder of his long-time friend and law partner. The author has worked for the surviving attorney, read all the transcripts of the actual case, and interviewed players in and around the actual murder and trial. While An Assassinated Man is fiction, it draws from the true themes within our criminal justice system, that the outcomes in court can be a distant cousin from the truth. Reliance on informants willing to say anything to cut a deal, government officials looking out for their own, and for expedient ends, as well as outright corruption. Only persistence and willingness to change can lead to the truth - and even then, what we know as the truth can be in error. An Assassinated Man follows Rick Detner, who, in the face of assassins still after him, and the government seeking the death penalty for a murder he did not commit, is as good as dead. And if he's as good as dead, he decides, why not be willing to sacrifice himself to save others, especially the people he has neglected all his life. It's the one response his enemies never expected, and his only hope to survive.